“The Pentagon says they have no idea what sort of pressure they’re coping with. Moses may have stated ‘amen’ to that,” says the Rev. Barry Downing.
Downing, the pastor emeritus at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Endwell, has been writing and speaking about UFOs for greater than 50 years. He is written books titled “The Bible and Flying Saucers” and “Biblical UFO Revelations.”
New revelations about navy pilots seeing unidentified objects have spurred him to many questions.
“Now we have a scientific and non secular thriller. Are we going to battle it or get pleasure from it, perhaps even hope in it?” Downing requested.
The federal government has pointed to some superior know-how, undecided what the pilots encountered, Downing stated.
“I do not count on the Pentagon assertion that aliens are right here, and I am OK with that, as a result of the God of the Bible does not stroll onto the human stage and say, ‘Right here I’m, of us,’” Downing stated.
“UFOs have mystified the Pentagon. They have good scientists engaged on this. Their scientists had been baffled. Which means that we moved into the realm of religion and uncertainty and we must be glad.”
He added that many are skeptical, citing an article printed by Scientific American on June 8. Downing stated he doesn’t know who’s up there, however turns to the Bible for inspiration.
“Possibly the angels had been ETs or aliens in our understanding all alongside, however they would not use that language in biblical instances. The biblical individuals had been approach pre-space age,” he stated. “So, to resolve the issue is how will we translate or interpret the Bible?”
Downing stated the parting of the Purple Sea, as written in Exodus 14, may have occurred as he has steered.
“Although the ETs did perform the Exodus,” Downing stated, “they had been in some form of spaceship referred to as the pillar of fireside by the Bible. The entire Exodus works out high quality.”
Downing shared a portray from the again cowl of the 1997 version of his guide for instance the concept. The artist, Monarca Lynn Merrifield, was the daughter of one among his church members. It depicts chariots stalled. Drivers and horses mendacity nonetheless within the sand, with the water held again. Above is a shiny, cylindrical object that Downing stated is formed considerably like a “Tic-Tac.”
Downing stated it’s doable that angels operated from a cloud of “heaven” or “hearth.” In any case, he stated, wouldn’t God wish to permit the angels to fly in additional than clouds?
“There’s one thing humorous flying in our skies,” Downing stated. “They’re nice spaceships. Why have they got to name them alien craft or something like that? Why is not it clouds of heaven?”
He means that the federal government may launch extra data if it doesn’t “impinge” on technological secrets and techniques.
Quoting Hebrews 11, Downing stated “religion is the substance of issues hoped for, the proof of issues not seen.”
He stated faith-filled individuals ought to take into consideration latest reviews of one thing on the market: “They need to think about that the angels of God are nearer than they understand.”
“Why aren’t we in search of the angels? Why hasn’t the church thought from the very starting?” Downing requested. “My gosh, there’s one thing humorous flying round in our skies. May or not it’s the angels of God? Why couldn’t the biblical individuals name these spaceships the clouds of heaven?
“It’s been 3,000 years since Moses and a couple of,000 since Jesus. Possibly it is time for one thing extra to occur,” he stated.
If a Tic-Tac-like object flew over his home, would Downing yell “take me”? “I’d not. I’ve too many wants right here.”
Downing hopes new reviews of pilot encounters with the unknown flying objects may enhance his concept of the parting of the Purple Sea and extra.
“For sure, it is a radical interpretation of the biblical textual content. It has not gained me many associates, however I consider it have to be thought-about by believer and skeptic alike,” he stated.
The Rev. Barry H. Downing
Place: Pastor emeritus, Northminster Presbyterian Church in Endwell.
Household: Spouse, Eleanor.
Training: Bachelor’s diploma in physics, Hartwick Faculty, Oneonta; divinity diploma, Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., College of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Associations: Who’s Who in Theology and Science; theological marketing consultant, MUFON (the Mutual UFO Community); took half in Historical past Channel sequence “UFOs Within the Bible” and “Historical Aliens.”